A training and eating fitness journey

February 28, 2014 0

Back to Basics


After our wedding my new wife and I disappeared from London and hid ourselves away in a forest cabin for a few days. It was a great way to chill out after the inevitable stress that a wedding delivers, as well as giving us the opportunity to basically eat what we wanted without fearing not […]

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August 7, 2013 0

Upside down holiday motivation


The fitness industry thrives in the run up to and during the summer. The desire to get that beach body sells magazines and gym subscriptions in the same way that the New Year does. However, I have personally noticed a stronger motivation for fitness and body improvement during the holiday. Of course I do still […]

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July 23, 2013 0

A working tendon


I have been walking without the boot for just under a month. After seeing the consultant I was given small rubber heel inserts to wear in my own shoes to replace the boot. At first I was walking slowly, tentatively and very flat footed so I wouldn’t put too much strain on the tendon. Going […]

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July 21, 2013 8

Achilles rupture recovery timeline


The recovery and rehabilitation after an Achilles rupture will vary from patient to patient. This is my timeline from rupture, to surgery and through physiotherapy. Day 0 – The Rupture – 29th April 2013 It happened. I returned from A&E, on crutches, with my left leg in a plaster cast below the knee covering my […]

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July 20, 2013 3

5 reasons why swimming is great for injury recovery


It is no secret that swimming is a great all round exercise that helps keep us fit and healthy. It is also a valuable form of exercise when recovering from an injury and here are 5 reasons why: 1. Non Impact Unlike other forms of aerobic exercises like running, swimming works without any hard impact […]

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July 19, 2013 0

An interim home gym


Sitting on the sofa, feet up, watching films sounds like a great way to spend evenings and weekends. In a busy world where lifestyles are hectic and constantly moving, some pause and stillness should be a welcome respite. But only when it’s your choice. This is the situation I found myself after leaving hospital, my […]

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July 16, 2013 1

Great, I’ve ruptured my Achilles tendon


David Beckham, John Barnes, Kobe Bryant and now me. In slightly less auspicious circumstances during a 5 a side league in London on a Monday night. Great, I’ve ruptured my Achilles tendon. I think the events of that night showed more about my lack of body knowledge than my lack of fitness. After running in […]

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July 15, 2013 0

Hello world!


Welcome to the FitPlan blog! Here we aim to do two things: To keep you up to date with FitPlan – an easy way to manage your eating whilst training. To document the personal journey of getting back into training and eating well and clean after a period of injury and laziness. FitPlan is an […]

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